The role of iron status markers in predicting response to intravenous iron in haemodialysis patients on maintenance erythropoietin.

@article{Tessitore2001TheRO,
  title={The role of iron status markers in predicting response to intravenous iron in haemodialysis patients on maintenance erythropoietin.},
  author={Nicola Tessitore and Gian Pietro Solero and Giuseppe Lippi and Antonio Bassi and Gianbattista Faccini and Valeria Bedogna and Linda Gammaro and Giorgio Brocco and Gaetano Restivo and Patrizia Bernich and Antonio Lupo and Giuseppe Maschio},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={1416-23}
}
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency (ID) is the main cause of hyporesponsiveness to erythropoietin in haemodialysis patients and its detection is of value since it is easily corrected by intravenous iron. Markers of iron supply to the erythron, including erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin (Er-ZPP), percentage of hypochromic erythrocytes (Hypo), reticulocyte haemoglobin content (CHr) and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), may be more accurate predictors of ID than ferritin (Fer) and transferrin saturation… CONTINUE READING